“An intoxicated person in the water”
❗Emergency call out❗(May 30)
We were called out in the early hours of this morning at 00.49, to reports of an intoxicated person in the water around Gynn Square.
Once we arrived on scene some fishermen pointed out the location of the casualty, who was very far out, RNLI Blackpool quickly arrived and we guided their lifeboats to the casualtys location. They then recovered the casualty from the water and brought them back to shore.
The casualty was then passed into the care of Blackpool Police.
HM Coastguard Fleetwood were also tasked.
We urge people not to enter the water if you’ve had a drink, we see too many tragedies on our coastline involving drink. It impairs your reactions and you will put yourself and rescuers in danger! So please don’t become a statistic and be sensible. #HelpUsHelpYou #DontDrinkAndDrown
If you see someone in difficulty in the water, dial 9️⃣9️⃣9️⃣ and ask for the Coastguard!🆘️🚨
Thanks again guys, and stay safe this bank holiday weekend 👍